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Picasso Sucks (Pure Evil)

Artwork on paper by Pure Evil, London, 2020. Colour Screen-Print on Heavy Matt Stock paper. Limited Edition of just 100 prints. Signed and Numbered (14/100) in pencil. 49,8 x 34,8 cm. Condition : Excellent.


Pure Evil (Charles Uzzell-Edwards) signs here an emblematic work. He resumes on his own the famous cover of the New York newspaper East Village Eye (February 1980) with Picasso in bust, tagged with the word “sucks”. It is a tribute to the sensational arrival of urban art at the dawn of the 1980s. Contestant, provocative, it is also a reaction to the world of traditional art and its conservatism. This is perhaps the image that would sum up this breaking wave from the Bronx to Manhattan Downtown. Some may wonder about the use by Pure Evil of an image of which it is not the author. But by enhancing it with a neon pink, by simply isolating Picasso, it also makes it possible to popularize a sensational image that many people do not know or have forgotten.